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Whitfield Clinic, Cork Road, Waterford

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A step by step guide for patients

Pre Visit

Before you leave home, there a few things you should note:

  • There is parking available in front of the main building at Whitfield Clinic. The first 20 minutes are free of charge. There is a flat rate of €4 per day.

  • If you go to the main reception at the front entrance, they will direct you to my clinic. I am in Suite 1.

  • Bring any previous x-rays – reports, images etc.

  • It is useful to bring a pair of short for the clinical examination.

  • Bring a list of any medication that you are taking so we can verify the name and dosage. Likewise please bring details of any drug allergies.

  • Bring your health insurance details – Aviva, Glo, Laya, VHI etc.

  • Payment is due on the day, and can be made by cash, debit card, credit card or cheque. The fee is €180 for the first consultation, €100 for a follow-up consultation and €60 for an initial post-operative review for suture removal and dressing.

  • The following is a registration sheet that we ask you to fill out. You can do so when you arrive, or better still, you can do so in advance and email it to susan@iankellyortho.ie  

    Click here to download the registration form 

Initial Consultation

  • Based on the detail in your referral letter, we quite likely will arrange for an x-ray prior to your consultation and then review you with your up-to-date x-ray study.

  • I may ask you to complete a short questionnaire regarding your pain.

  • A full history of your condition/problem is taken; so we understand the background to the complaint.

  • A thorough clinical examination is performed so we get a complete picture of the problem.

  • Here is a video of what to expect, should I need to examine your knee.

X Ray Investigation

Most patients will require an x-ray on the day - which may be either before or after their consultation. These are performed on-site at Whitfield Clinic. Payment for these x-rays will be taken at Admissions, where you will be directed to the x-ray department. You can expect to pay between €85 and €140. If a CT or MR scan is required, you may have to return another day, as they usually can’t be performed the same day.

Further Consultation with X Rays


Following your clinical examination and x-ray, we will discuss and plan your treatment. The non-operative and operative options will be discussed.

If surgery is required, we will co-sign the Surgical Consent Form. We will then book a date for surgery that suits you. You may be referred to the Pre-Assessment Unit for medical/anaesthetic evaluation. If you need a Joint Replacement, an appointment will be arranged for you to visit Jo Breheny in the Joint School for further advice, evaluation and education. 

Learn more about the various conditions and treatments, how to prepare for surgery and what to expect

 

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